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Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Set in the 1930s, Ken Ludwig's popular farce Lend Me a Tenor feels like it's been around since the '30s. In reality, though, the smash comedy debuted a little more than 25 years ago. Since then, it has become a staple of regional and community theaters...
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Milwaukee Chamber Theatre continues its commitment to working with area university theater programs as it opens William Inge's Bus Stop in collaboration with UW-Parkside. Bus Stop is a mid-'50s comedy perhaps best known...
Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Westfeldt's predictable but amusing romantic comedy

By now, the romantic comedy staffed with young professionals and set in Manhattan has...
07.01.2011 | | Posted at 09:45 AM

Offbeat comedy on stage this weekend

By Russ Bickerstaff
Every now and then a small fringe production will come to my attention way too late for me to do anything about it. Such is the case with a show opening in Kenosha tonight. It may not be high art, but anything with a name like Oedipus 3-D : The Comedy sounds interesting enough to be worth a look. Judging from the pictures available on the show’s Facebook page this looks like a pretty heavily-r...
06.09.2011 | | Posted at 02:06 PM

Stand-up/sppken word theatres show next week at the Jackalope Lounj

By Russ Bickerstaff
    Playwright/standup comic Chastity Washington has been performing for two decades. She’s done the standard stand-up comic circuit, appeared on HBO, studied at Second City in Chicago and so on. There’s a kind of immediate connection with audiences that happens for a solo performer who has been consistently performing for nearly a quarter century or more. It’s always a lot of fun to ...
12.28.2010 | | Posted at 06:08 PM

Bolin’s PEACE, LOVE AND A 30-YEAR MORTGAGE makes it to Racine Theatre Guild for one night only

By Russ Bickerstaff
Somewhere between fun, superficial comedy and somewhat deeper comic theatre, Dylan Bolin has evidently found an appreciative local audience. Judging from recent stage appearances and his regular guest spot on WKLH’s Dave and Carole Morning Show, Dylan’s comic instincts seem a bit more refined than the material he’s performing. Next week, Bolin brings his one-man show Peace, Love and a 30-Y...
08.01.2010 | | Posted at 10:07 AM

The 8pm Show On Saturday Was An Interesting Mix of Comic Styles

By Russ Bickerstaff
Relative to years past, this year’s Milwaukee Comedy Festival feels a bit more streamlined. The fifth annual festival of sketch, improv and stand-up makes it to the stage of the Off-Broadway Theatre with a stylish precision that had been lacking in the past. Satyrday's 7:30pm show was nearly sold-out with only a few seats available. A comedy crowd packed the Off-Broadway Theatre with a kind of...
07.03.2010 | | Posted at 12:33 PM

Looking Ahead To A Busy July In Local Theatre

By Russ Bickerstaff
This is only my third weekend all year without an shows to go to. As such, I would feel a bit out of place were it not for my wife’s birthday and the whole independence day thing. July may start off slow in local theatre, but there’s actually a lot going on. Here’s a look:   July 8th—Bad Example Productions Debuts with the opening of a play be Ray Bradbury based on his novel Fahrenheit 4...

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